Posted 9 years ago
This is an 1842 large U.S. cent. These coins were issued from 1793 to 1857, when they were replaced by the small cent. The large cent went through a handful of different designs; this one has "Braided Hair" Lady Liberty on the front, with a wreath encircling "ONE CENT" on the back, surrounded by "United States of America." As our coin salesman suggested, Lincoln could have used this coin!